I Was Bitten by a Radioactive Book
Do you ever wish you had a cool backstory? You know, like how Spiderman was bitten by a radioactive spider or how how Superman was… born super (bad example). I wish I had a better school librarian backstory, other than “I really enjoyed reading and hanging out in my high school media center”. I want it to read something more like “Friend, it all began when I decided to run an illegal banned-books library out of my locker. The rest, as they say, is history”. Unfortunately, I’ve been beaten to the punch. The outstanding Boing Boing blog has the story of high school student Javier *UPDATE* This story may be a hoax (I’ll keep you posted):
[M]y locker got to overflowing with the banned books, so I decided to put the unoccupied locker next to me to a good use. I now have 62 books in that locker… I now operate a little mini-library that no one has access to but myself. Practically a real library, because I keep an inventory log and give people due dates and everything.
I am predicting big things from you, young man. Click here to read the whole story at Boing Boing.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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